Student Representatives


Student Representatives

Student Representatives in Administration, aka Hallopeds, are Aalto students who participate in the decision-making and development of the University. Students are the best experts on the everyday of studying and teaching. There are around 250 Student Representative positions open annually.

There are student representatives in the degree programmes, Departments, Schools and the University’s central administration. Administrative bodies include the academic affairs committees, educational councils and various other committees. A list of Student Representatives and their contact details is available at

The Student Union appoints the Hallopeds for a one-calendar-year term, and all members of the Student Union are eligible to apply. The main application takes place in November, but positions may become available throughout the year.

The Student Union, the persons in charge of Hallopeds and the organisations’ persons in charge of studies will support the advocacy work. Each School has an appointed person in charge of Hallopeds who coordinates the Halloped operations in the Schools. Halloped operations at Aalto University level are coordinated, when necessary, by the Student Union’s Advocacy Specialist.

Essentially, the Student Union’s Advocacy Specialist responsible for Education Policy is in charge of all Halloped matters and can be contacted regarding any questions at all.

Apply to Student Representative in Administration, aka Halloped!

What you get as a Halloped:

  • In your meeting group, you get to know and work with Aalto staff.
  • You get to influence the matters handled by your meeting group, i.e. decisions directly related to current studies.
  • If you want, you can take part in the online Halloped training that can help you develop as a speaker and influencer.
  • You get a Halloped badge and to attend the annual study affairs sitsit and other communal Halloped events.

As a Halloped, you will:

  • Participate in the meetings of your meeting group. Many groups also allow deputy members to participate. There are meetings about once a month or less often, depending on the group.
  • Be part of your School’s Halloped group, led by the School’s person in charge of Hallopeds.
  • Be involved with the internal communications of Hallopeds, and you will inform your deputy member if you are unable to attend a meeting.
  • Write down your meeting group’s most significant discussions of the year. This will act as an induction for the following year’s Hallopeds in the same group.

Supplementary call for applications for student representatives in the administration of Aalto University 2020

Aalto University Student Union has opened a supplementary call for applications for student representatives in the Aalto University administration for the year 2020. The call for applications opens on March 9 and closes on March 22 2020 at 11.59 pm

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A Guide for the Student Representatives in Administration

As a student representative in administration you’re involved in shaping the future of your university and representing yourself and your fellow students in the decision-making of Aalto.

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Hallopedit eli hallinnon opiskelijaedustajat ovat ylioppilaskunnan tai opiskelijakunnan valitsemia edustajia eri toimielimiin.

List of Student Representatives


Edujory is an advocacy section of AYY’s consisting of the Schools’ persons in charge of Hallopeds and the Chair of the Study Council.

Each School has its own person in charge of Hallopeds, who brings together their School’s Student Representatives in Administration regularly as well as coordinates the flow of information and the Schools’ advocacy goals. Edujory is the AYY section that is responsible for coordinating the Student Representative operations as well as both ensuring their continuity and developing them. The section consists of the Schools’ persons in charge of Hallopeds and the Chair of the Study Council. Edujory is chaired by an AYY Board member, and the Advocacy Specialist responsible for Education Policy acts as its secretary.

The tasks of Edujory include:

  • Coordinating the mutual operations, flow of information and advocacy goals of Student Representatives.
  • Organising the study affairs sitsit in the spring for Aalto staff and all Student Representatives.
  • Acting as the link between AYY’s advocacy team, the Student Representatives and the persons in charge of studies.
  • Bringing a student perspective to current topics and the statements received by AYY’s influencing team.
  • Towards the end of the year, it is involved with organising the selection of new Hallopeds.

Study Council

The Study Council (OPN) is an AYY committee consisting of the subject organisations’ persons in charge of studies. OPN convenes to discuss current matters around once a month.

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